Try this capitalization worksheets activity for some hands-on learning!
Teach capitalization rules to first and second graders using this fun hands-on sticker activity and printable worksheets. Review capitalization rules for kids and practice proper capitalization with five worksheets while building fine motor skills using fun letter-shaped stickers! Great teacher resource or homeschool activity!
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Teaching capitalization was a challenge in this house. After many melodic Youtube videos illustrating capitalization rules, lectures from Mom, and ten worksheets, I decided I needed a different approach. My homeschooled kids always seem to grab on to concepts when I introduce them in a hands-on, practical way (like teaching them to write their names). This was a challenge with capitalization.
This is a super easy activity that can be done with little prep and little or no help from Mom (depending on your child’s age and reading ability). It’s a great learning activity to take in the car or complete in the waiting room of gymnastics… ask me how I know!
Capitalization Rules for 1st and 2nd graders
(Using Purdue OWL as a guide, this list is a 1st-2nd grade version of capitalization rules. There are additional rules, such as “Titles preceding names, but not titles that follow names” that are too advanced for most early learners.)
- The first words of a sentence
- The pronoun “I”
- Proper nouns (the names of specific people and places)
- The days of the week, the months of the year, and holidays
- Titles of books and movies
Capitalization Worksheets Activity
Paper (printed worksheets- get them here)
Letter sticks (should be capital letters!) Below are the ones I use but they sell out fast so any of these work well too!
NOTE- If you don’t have letter stickers, you can still print out the worksheets and use a marker to circle or correct the capitalization mistakes!
- Download the worksheets (free to newsletter subscribers for a limited time! Get them here) and print them out
- Have your child read each sentence (or read along with them if they are still learning!). Talk about which words should be capitalized.
- Have your child correct the capitalization mistakes by using a sticker to add the correct capital letter.
Note- My originals were written by hand but the printables are typed!
Note 2- If you don’t have letter stickers, you can still print out the worksheets and use a marker to circle or correct the capitalization mistakes!
The printable capitalization worksheets include one page of “capitalization rules” and 5 pages of sentence examples for practice!